NIU's Psychology Department provides a vibrant and exciting atmosphere in which to develop and train as a psychologist. Our undergraduates can pursue a B.A. or a B.S. degree, and graduate study (primarily Ph.D.) is available in several specializations, including:
• The department will be hosting several undergraduate colloquia this fall in room 412, including:
>October 25, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Getting Psyched for Graduate School: Preparing for Applications and Beyond
>November 14, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Thinking about What You’re Doing: Cognitive Mechanisms of Action Identification
>November 27, from 11:00 – 12:00 pm: The Role of Affect Regulation in Self Injury
Faculty and students meet regularly in brown bag seminars and research meetings to discuss current theory and research.
For schedules of upcoming events and additional information, please see the links below:
• Congratulations to Christopher Budnick, graduate student in the Social/Industrial-Organizational area, for receiving a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! This is a highly competitive and prestigious award recognizing top young scientists from across the nation. See here for further details.
• Congratulations to undergraduate psychology student Elliot Ihm for being named as a 2013 University Honors Summer Scholar! This award is intended to support exemplary undergraduate students in their research efforts. See here for details.
• The department's annual Getting into Graduate School Seminar (GIGSS) will be held this spring, which is a seminar series dedicated to helping undergraduates in psychology decide whether graduate school is necessary and to help prepare for the graduate school application process. See this page for further information and downloadable materials.
• The 4th Annual NIU Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference was a resounding success, with 23 student posters co-authored by faculty in our department and 27 student presenters in total. See here for details.
• Congratulations to Dr. Angela Grippo for winning the 2012 American Psychological Association Distinguished Early Career Scientific Contribution award! This is among the highest honors for scientific achievement by psychologists, and it identifies Dr. Grippo as an emerging international leader in the field of health psychology. See here for the complete award citation.
• See here for a listing of honorees and photos from our 2012 departmental awards ceremony.
• With 29 total poster presentations and 72 student authors, the Psychology Department had another record-setting showing at this year's Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day. See here for details, and congratulations to everyone who participated for their excellent work!
• Research conducted by Dr. Holly Orcutt and her collaborator, Dr. Kerry Ressler at Emory University, made national headlines for their work examining genetic influences on the development of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. See here for details.
• Congratulations to Dr. Joe Magliano for being named as a Presidential Research Professor. This is the highest honor for research and scholarship that NIU offers and is reserved for those individuals who have achieved national and international reputations in their field. See here for details.
• Congratulations to Dr. Anne Britt as recipient of one of the 2012 Presidential Teaching Professorships. This is the highest honor for teaching at NIU and recognizes the profound impact Dr. Britt has had on her students, colleagues, and profession. See here for details.